7 June after a long journey from Sicily we, a pair of 67 year olds took a taxi to our apartment in Bairro Alto. We had been told that the fare would be about 15 euro. When we arrived he wanted 63 euros. We were tied and despite him changing the meter which read 24 euro to read 63 we paid him 50 so to get get rid of him. Fool and their money soon departed?
What to do?
There is a police station at Restauradores that deals with matters relating to tourists. They are very much aware of this practice and will do their best to apprehend these thieves.
I did not get the car rego but did get the taxi number, 2096. We should have taken a photo of him and the rego.
Don't get caught like we did.
Lisbon is a very interesting city.